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Christmas Gifts.. Hang on to Hope!

Christmas Gifts.. Hang on to Hope!

Hope is the feeling that what you want can be had or that things will turn out the way you’d like them to.

Hoping is a daily activity.  I hope therefore I am.

I hope he’ll call.  I hope they are safe.  I hope the chemotherapy works.  I hope the turkey comes out juicy.  I hope today is better than yesterday.  I hope there is not a run in my tights.  I hope I find my keys.  I hope they can can come for Christmas. I hope I find a job soon.

I hope my car starts.  I hope he gets home on time.  I hope she feels better.  I hope it doesn’t rain.  I hope she has a good trip.  I hope I have enough time.  I hope it’s not too late.  I hope we can make it.  I hope you will forgive me.   I hope I get a raise.  I hope I can find the perfect gift.  I hope she feels better.

I hope I get an A.  I hope he likes my dinner.  I hope I can go to yoga.  I hope gramma comes for Christmas.  I hope we can all be together.  I hope this skirt is not too short.  I hope she likes me.  I hope I’m not being a pest.  I hope we can still be friends.  I hope it snows. I hope she didn’t suffer too much.  I hope he fed the dog.  I hope she has a good time.  I hope to get away this weekend.  I hope I can be home for Christmas.

I hope I don’t miss my plane.  I hope I don’t miss my opportunity.  I hope my prayers are answered.  I hope you dance.  I hope they serve beer in hell.  I hope you’ll join me.  I hope he’ll pop the question.  I hope she’ll say yes.  I hope I can keep up.  I hope it’s not too late.

I hope to lose 10 lbs.  I hope we win.  I hope I have time to wash my hair.  I hope I get the promotion.  I hope we can still be friends.  I hope you will hear me out.  I hope I can return the favor sometime.  I hope you can come.  I hope you’re feeling better soon.  I hope it’s not an imposition.

I hope you’ll stay for dinner.  I hope you like it.  I hope you will consider all the options.  I hope I find a parking space.  I hope I make the cut for the soccer team.  I hope you’ll meet me half way.  I hope I get to see you.  I hope the results are positive.  I hope he let the puppy out.

Who are we when we lose hope?  What drives us forward, gets us out of bed in the morning, tickles our funny bone and makes life worth while?

What is your heart’s desire?  What would you like to be when you grow up?  Is there an old friend that you hope to reconnect with some day?  What is stopping you?

People who are hopeless are emotionally bankrupt.

Fill your coffers with HOPE.


Christmas Gifts.. Jump into Joy!

Christmas Gifts.. Jump into Joy!

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This is my son, Patrick, at our annual day after Thanksgiving Karaoke night at El Toro Brewery in Morgan Hill.

Talk about JOY!

Joy is having your family together for the holidays and making it user friendly by doing some of the activities that THEY like to do!  This annual Karaoke night has become a real crowd pleaser and is a great way to launch the holiday season for the Healy family.  Being that it’s Thanksgiving weekend, my sons have friends home from far and wide who come and reconnect with them over good beer and great entertainment.  Us “grown-ups” come along for the JOY!  (And sometimes we can be coerced to get up and sing… oh somebody twist my arm!)

Life is hard.  The holidays can be difficult. Feelings, memories, emotional baggage can all get stirred up inside us and we can get blue and nostalgic for the way things used to be or fantasize about how we would like our lives to be different.

OR we can take moments of JOY and string them together in order to get through the tough times.

When I think of the popular song Joy To The World I have visions of angels and peace on earth and heaven and nature singing.  How does that translate into the real world?

Perhaps it is at a Karaoke bar on a Friday night listening to your son singing Foxy Lady like nobody’s business!

BTW the beer is about $8 a pitcher.  The JOY is free!